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Anand Mahindra Touchingly Offers Thar SUV Gift To Emotional Sarfaraz Khan’s Father
By CricShots - Feb 16, 2024 3:41 pm
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Chairperson of Mahindra & Mahindra, Anand Mahindra, has extended a heartfelt gesture towards Sarfaraz Khan’s father, Naushad Khan, following an emotional moment during the Indian batter’s Test debut. After Sarfaraz received his maiden Test cap from Anil Kumble, Naushad Khan was visibly moved, shedding tears of joy on the field.

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Sarfaraz Khan with his father after receiving the Test cap

Anand Mahindra, known for his love of cricket, was touched by the emotional scene and took to social media to offer a special gift to Naushad Khan. He praised Naushad Khan’s qualities as an inspirational father and offered him a Thar SUV as a token of appreciation.

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Anand Mahindra’s tweet read: “Hard work. Courage. Patience. What better qualities than those for a father to inspire in a child? For being an inspirational parent, it would be my privilege & honour if Naushad Khan would accept the gift of a Thar.”


The heartwarming scene unfolded on the field as Sarfaraz Khan, debuting in the Test against England, received his cap from the legendary Anil Kumble. Overwhelmed with pride and joy, Naushad Khan couldn’t contain his emotions, kissing the cap and embracing his son. The touching video quickly circulated on social media, catching the attention of Anand Mahindra.

Known for his love for cricket, Mahindra has previously gifted Thar SUVs to several Indian cricketers, including Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Shubman Gill, T. Natarajan, Navdeep Saini, and Washington Sundar, in recognition of their performances during the historic 2020/21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. All these players made their Test debuts on that memorable tour.

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Sarfaraz Khan, after years of toiling in domestic cricket, marked his Test debut in the ongoing India vs. England Test in Rajkot. Making an impactful entry, he played fearlessly and scored a brisk 48-ball fifty. However, his promising innings came to an end with an unfortunate run-out, caused by miscommunication with Ravindra Jadeja. Sarfaraz’s debut knock comprised 62 runs off 66 balls, featuring 9 fours and a six.